Yan Yan Chan on star signs, her top 5 must-visit places in Australia, and her collab with ELEVEN Australia

T he young Australian fashion influencer shows us that less is more when it comes to styling your hair in 2021! Here at ELEVEN Australia HQ we’ve been busy collaborating with our hair muse Yan Yan Chan for the launch of our new DRY FINISH WAX SPRAY. In true Yan Yan style, she shows us how to get her low-maintenance girl hairstyle. We sat down with Yan Yan to discuss star signs, dreamy Australian travel destinations, the songs that get her dancing and celebrity hair icons…

But first, enter, the new ELEVEN Australia DRY FINISH WAX SPRAY, our go-to for anyone wanting to add a bit more oomph to wavy texture or piece-y definition to a smooth blow-dry, and it works! The result? That effortless “I woke up like this” messy-still -put-together hairstyle. Think low-maintenance (done but undone) vibes with natural texture and definition taking centre stage.

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Firstly Hi! And we love the new video! You are the epitome of that cool low-maintenance girl style so it was only natural that we wanted to collab with you on our new DRY FINISH WAX SPRAY video. Now seamlessly. We’re going to jump right in and throw you a few questions about your hair regrets, dreams of travel, and the key to nailing the laid-back Aussie girl style!

IF YOU COULD HOP ON A PLANE TOMORROW,
WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

“I’ve had such incredible trips around Europe and the States, so… I’d love more than anything to go back to Hong Kong & Beijing to re-connect with my culture & family.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOVING
ABOUT OUR NEW DRY FINISH WAX SPRAY?

“I’m a low maintenance girl, so the fact that I can just texturize and style my hair with no hair tools is a big yes for me. I also love that it doesn’t feel like I have product in.”

WHAT'S VERY LIBRAN OF YOU?

“I’m very Libran in many ways.. indecisive when it comes to small decision making, always in search of harmony and balance no matter what situation I am in –  maybe even a perfectionist haha. I am very much an Air sign. My moon sign is Cancer, so I am also very sentimental and emotional.”

CELEBRITY HAIR YOU DIG THE MOST?

“90’s Faye Wong & Devon Aoki!!”

“I also love Debbie Harry.”

DO YOU HAVE ANY HAIR REGRETS?

I don’t have any… haha I feel like hair is such an intimate thing, all of my hair choices and changes have reflected deeper shifts that’ve happened in my life at that time. I actually just got a Hime (Japanese) inspired cut a few days ago and it feels liberating to change it up.

WHAT'S SOMETHING YOUR FOLLOWERS DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

A lot! I can be shy, and probably how much I work – I work a lot, and I am very committed to my job. 

TEXTER OR CALLER?

WHAT SONGS GET YOU DANCING?

“Old school // Modern Love, David Bowie. Take on Me, A-Ha. Into The Groove, Madonna. Lol it reminds me of this place in NYC I used to dance at called Bowery Electric.”

WHAT'S THE KEY TO NAILING THE
LAID-BACK AUSSIE GIRL STYLE?

“Not taking style too seriously and having fun with it.”

FINALLY, I READ YOU LOVED TAKING CHEEKY DIPS IN BONDI GROWING UP. WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER TOP 5 MUST PLACES TO VISIT IN AUSTRALIA?

  1. ULURU

“Uluru (top places to visit in the world in my opinion!).”

2. YALLINGYUP

“Yallingyup and all down South of Perth. The landscape is truly incredible.”

3. MONA, TASMANIA

Mona. Favourite Art Gallery in Australia.”

4. BYRON BAY

“Byron Bay (although it’s so busy these days it’s still such a magical place).

5. MELBOURNE

“Melbourne because it has the best nightlife and restaurants. I love a good disco.”

Watch the full launch video with Yan Yan here

Follow Yan Yan Chan on Instagram @_yanyanchan

& dive into her world yanyanchan.com

A selection of images have been sourced from Pinterest, Instagram and stills taken from the new

Yan Yan Chan x ELEVEN Australia DRY FINISH WAX SPRAY launch video.